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Faces of Saudi Arabia

Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran—A Saudi Woman with a Mission

Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran—A Saudi Woman with a Mission

Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran became the first Saudi woman to take centre stage as a lawyer, when she appeared before the General Court in Jidda for the first time in November 2013, to defend a client. She had been working for years as a legal consultant and had represented dozens of people in criminal and civil cases and in family disputes.